Wynton Marsalis to perform fan appreciation concert in New York City
Wynton Marsalis will give back to his fans as he opens the doors of Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center on November 29th, 2009. More than 100 fans will be invited to join Marsalis and his quintet as they take the stage for this once-in-a-lifetime performance. Free tickets will be distributed randomly to Wynton Marsalis e-newsletter subscribers.
“My fans have stuck with me through many styles of music – from modern burnout to standards to New Orleans music to baroque and beyond. They have embraced all of my bands – from small groups of various sizes to the big band, and they have celebrated the diverse personalities of those ensembles. My fans are of all nations and kinds, ages and beliefs. Every day, I recommit to creating a better music for their enjoyment. I strive to justify, through my work, the unwavering faith and trust they have shown through these years. At every performance and sometimes just in the streets, someone gives me the inspiration and confidence to become a better musician and person. It is a blessing.”
One lucky Grand Prize winner will receive two night’s stay at the elegant Mandarin Oriental, New York. Additional winners will receive invitations to the quintet’s sound check, gift certificates to Gabriel’s Bar & Restaurant, tours of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s House of Swing and more!
This contest continues Marsalis’s efforts to find new ways to connect with his fans and give them an intimate look into his life and artistic process. He blogs regularly on Facebook about his experiences as a composer, educator and performer on the road. He will also launch a new website later this year with exclusive content and opportunities for his fans.
About Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola
Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, one of the three main performance venues located in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s home, Frederick P. Rose Hall, produces world-class jazz performances nightly and welcomes locals and visitors alike to enjoy the city’s best music, food and libations. The intimate 140-seat jazz club provides a hip environment for performance, education and other special events. Set against a glittering backdrop with spectacular views of Central Park, shows are featured nightly.